SALCC continues transformation

SALCC continues transformation

Press Release:-The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College continues its journey of transforming to a University College.

 In this regard we are currently working on improving our organizational, technological and physical infrastructure.

A very important component of the University College’s success will be community engagement. Developing and nurturing relationships with businesses and the professions provide the input and guidance for designing and ensuring an understanding of the nature of education and training needs for a knowledge-based society.  

To this end, the College has engaged the services of Dr. Jamil Salmi, a global tertiary education expert on excellence in higher education, who will be in Saint Lucia from 20th to 22nd March 2017.

Dr. Salmi advises governments and university leaders throughout the world on system-wide tertiary education reforms, including vision for the future and national development strategies, excellence initiatives, governance, financial sustainability, quality assurance, institutional differentiation, system articulation, equity promotion and change management strategies.  

Further, Dr. Salmi provides advice on benchmarking, strategic planning and capacity building for establishing world-class universities.  Dr. Salmi also delivers leadership and strategic planning training for higher education leaders and officials.

The success of the University College is imperative for the long-term growth and development of Saint Lucia.

 Discussions with internal and external stakeholders will be taken into consideration as a new strategy is created for this Institution.  

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm Reply

    Once upon a time, the College had constituted what it called a Restructuring Committee to look at the development of the institution , towards university education. That Committee did a lot of work in terms of programme offerings, upgrade of Faculty, harmonisation of curriculum across the Campus, and articulation in respect of other Universities and higher studies. The Chairman of that Committee is still alive today and has much institutional knowledge of this development, as well as notes in his personal possession. Will the new kids on the block contact the Restructuring Chairman for an input into this matter ,or is it a case of reinventing the wheel?

  2. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 12:24 am Reply

    Actually, that review body was called a Restructuring Council, and it was chaired by the Resident Tutor of the local branch of the University of the West Indies, who was also the University’s representative on the College’s Academic Board and its Management and Finance Committee. So there is merit in bringing that individual on board, as well as the individual who served as Principal of the College during the discussions on restructuring.

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